Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, 4 October 1814

From James Monroe

washington octr 4. 1814

Dear Sir

I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 24th of sepr, to which I shall pay particular attention, and on which I will write you again soon.

Nothing but the disasters here, and the duties which have devolvd on me, in consequence, the most burthensome that I have ever encounterd, would have prevented my writing you long since, as well as more recently. I had devoted this morning to a full communication to you, but have been pressd by committees, on military topics, till the period has passed. You Shall hear from me again in a few days. with great respect

& esteem yr friend

Jas Monroe

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 7 Oct. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

The office of secretary of war had recently devolvd on Monroe, who also continued as secretary of state (note to James W. Wallace to TJ, 29 Aug. 1814).

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